Maybe President Obama is busy dealing with the stimulus package from the warmth of The White House, but it would appear his diss of hundreds of thousands of people without power (and heat) may not only show hypocrisy when it comes to his criticism of George W. Bush and the Katrina aftermath, but contempt for the people of the mid-South.
They seemingly don’t need him, so he doesn’t need to bother with them.
Gov. Steve Beshear is raising his state’s death toll to 24 in a storm that caked several states in ice last week. Beshear says in a letter to President Barack Obama released Monday that 10 of the deaths were from carbon monoxide poisoning and at least nine others from hypothermia.
So while Obama enjoys the Hawaiian heat of the White House, people are dying of carbon monoxide poisoning, trying to keep warm with charcoal briquettes. Not smart, but desperate people do desperate things.
As for the political and media spin from this Obama/FEMA debacle, what would we expect…?
In the first real test of the Obama administration’s ability to respond to a disaster, Kentucky officials are giving the federal government good marks for its response to a deadly ice storm.
Yet more than 300,000 residents remained without power Monday and some areas had yet to see aid workers nearly a week after the storm, a fact not lost on some local authorities.
“We haven’t seen FEMA. They haven’t been here,” said Jaime Green, a spokeswoman for the emergency operations center in Lyon County, about 95 miles northwest of Nashville, Tenn.
Well, that’s a real mixed message. Obama’s FEMA gets good marks, yet the officials (who gave them) haven’t seen the feds yet.
It sure is pure luck that Barack’s last name isn’t Bush.